ORANGE CITY, Fla., May 28, 2019 – Orthopedic surgeons at AdventHealth Fish Memorial are now able to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee procedures using the Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery.
AdventHealth Fish Memorial is the only hospital in Volusia County able to perform total hip replacements using the Mako technology.
While other hospitals may use the Mako system to perform partial knee replacements, AdventHealth Fish Memorial is the only hospital in Volusia County able to perform both total hip and total knee replacements with the highest level of precision.
The Mako total hip and total knee procedures are designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis, often called ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, causes the joint to become pitted, eroded, and uneven, which can be very painful.
“Nearly 50% of people will develop knee osteoarthritis over their lifetime,” said Dr. Nathan Turnbull, an orthopedic surgeon at AdventHealth Fish Memorial. “Most of the people with osteoarthritis are older than age 45, and women are more commonly affected than men.”
In the U.S., total knee replacements are expected to increase 673% by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 30% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.
Clinical studies have shown that patients who had a partial knee replacement with Mako experienced less pain in the days and weeks following their surgery, than those who had a conventional knee replacement.
In addition, Mako enabled surgeons to execute their surgical plans for total knee replacements more accurately, protecting soft tissue and ligaments from damage.
Furthermore, patients who had a total hip replacement with Mako were able to preserve more bone than those who had a conventional hip replacement.
“Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed,” said Dr. Brian Leung, an orthopedic surgeon at AdventHealth Fish Memorial. “The Mako System provides each patient with a custom, minimally-invasive, and more precise joint replacement based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy.”
Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan before entering the operating room.
Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. During surgery, the surgeon can confirm that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm.
“This is the latest and greatest in the country for knee replacements,” said Dr. Benjamin Thomasson, an orthopedic surgeon at AdventHealth Fish Memorial. “I think the Mako System adds a new level of precision to joint replacements because it gives us live feedback to make sure that the joint’s new implant is put in place perfectly.”
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About AdventHealth Fish Memorial
AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City has 175-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Fish Memorial provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Fish Memorial, visit http://AdventHealthFishMemorial.com.
Orthopedic surgeons at AdventHealth Fish Memorial are now able to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee procedures using the Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery. AdventHealth Fish Memorial is the only hospital in Volusia County able to perform total hip replacements using the Mako technology. Pictured from left to right: orthopedic surgeons Dr. Benjamin Thomasson, Dr. Mark Hollmann, Dr. Stephen Reed, Dr. Nathan Turnbull, Dr. Brian Leung and Dr. Kathryn Crum.